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01-03-2013, 05:41 PM
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I blame TSN.

It has become such a massive event, gushing with Canadiana and good old boys, heart, O Canada, etc. that you feel that they sometimes lose focus that a tournament needs to build and reach a crescendo. There is pressure right from the Red/White game in the selection camp. Canada treats every game like the 7th game of the Stanley Cup so they start with a plan and don't derive from it. No real changes, no experimentation in the Round Robin phase.

- The top players played top minutes in all the game
- PP was not changed
- 4 lines were not rolled
- Binnington could of split the work with Subban and made a decision in the knock out phase.

All the other major teams understand this. Housely rolled 4 lines all tournament and players had more gas. Today RNH had a 3:21 minutes shift with ended in a penalty. This is Novice hockey coaching - unacceptable. Scheifele has been off the last two games, give McKinnon a shot.

You don't have to win every game, you have to win the last 2 (or 3).

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